Photo Gallery: Mental Health Association of Westchester’s (MHA) annual benefit and Other Local Westchester Events



A Healthy Gathering

The Mental Health Association of Westchester’s (MHA) annual benefit, Autumn on the Hudson, drew 175 guests to X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. After a buffet-style dinner prepared by Chef Peter Kelly, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano gave brief remarks, which were followed by the main awards presentation. The event honored individuals who advocate for the community’s mental health needs, including Georganne Chapin, Mary Beth Morrissey, John B. Allen, and Kathie Collins. Raffle prizes and auction items presented after the awards included dinners at local restaurants, spa treatments, and weekend getaways. Prize-winner Regina Jones generously donated her $3,000 cash prize back to the organization. The $250-per-ticket event raised a total of $120,000 for the MHA, which provides mental health services to 20,000 people annually, helping them lead independent and healthy lives.  // Georgette Yacoub

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1) Kathie Collins of Purdys, Mary Beth Morrissey of White Plains, John B. Allen of Albany, New York, Georganne Chapin of Nyack, New York, and MHA CEO Amy Kohn of Croton-on-Hudson; 2) (standing): Abigail Kirsch of Pound Ridge, Alan Epstein and Yvonne Tropp, both of Mamaroneck, and John Kaufman of White Plains; (seated): Robert Kirsch of Pound Ridge and Ann Kaufman of White Plains; 3) Vicki Penino and Regina Jones, both of South Salem; 4) Meryl Allison and Elisa Burns of Bedford


New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, Heineken USA CEO Dolf van den Brink of Rye, and William Zimmermann of New Rochelle at Heineken’s 6th annual Day of Giving at Hudson Park in New Rochelle

 


At a ribbon-cutting ceremony kicking off Westchester Magazine’s American Dream Home 2012 at Hudson Harbor in Tarrytown: 1) Westchester Home Sales Manager Ana Medina Mantini of Ardsley with Ron Serafin of White Plains
2) Randee Bank of Mount Kisco, Westchester Magazine Associate Publisher Sam N. Wender of Larchmont, and Stacy Geisinger of Bedford 

 


Lawrence Otis Graham of Chappaqua with Westchester County Association (WCA) President Bill Mooney of White Plains at the WCA’s Annual Leadership Dinner held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook 

 


At the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s 50th Anniversary Top Chefs Celebration Dinner, which raised more than $200,000 and was held at Westchester Country Club in Rye: 1) Michael Carriere of New City, New York, Florence McCue of Elmsford, Westchester County Legislator Judith A. Myers of Larchmont, and Pete Harckham of Katonah
2) Congresswoman Nita Lowey of Harrison, Barbara and Rodgin Cohen of Irvington, and Naomi Adler of Nanuet, New York
3) Monica Tufts of White Plains with NPR President/CEO Gary E. Knell of Mount Kisco 

PHOTOS: United Way of Westchester and Putnam


At the Yonkers Partners in Education’s annual gala held at Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers: 1) Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Chef Peter Kelly of Blauvelt, New York, and former Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone
 2) Nancy Stuzin and Anita Borkenstein, both of Edgemont

 


Martha Friedland of Mamaroneck, Melanie Herz of Larchmont, Jennifer Gilbert of Manhattan, Nancy Kanterman of Mamaroneck, and Joy Zelin of Larchmont at UJA-Federation of New York’s Larchmont-Mamaroneck Women’s Philanthropy 2013 annual campaign kick-off event featuring author, celebrity party planner, and Mamaroneck native Gilbert and held at a private home in Larchmont 

 


At Andrus’s Light Up the Night gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains: 1) Steven Seward of Scarsdale with Nancy Woodruff Ment of Manhattan
2) Bill Harrington with his son, Will, of Pound Ridge 

 


David Rocco of Yorktown Heights with former Governor George Pataki of Garrison, New York, at a fundraiser to honor volunteers of the Walkway Over the Hudson project that was held at the bridge’s Poughkeepsie entrance

 


Perry Cacace of Chappaqua, J. Durst of Cross River, Palma Patti of Chappaqua, and Jody Durst of Cross River at the Friends of Karen gala that raised $500,000 for families caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness and was held in a TriBeCa loft

 

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